About this listing
A small (16x24 ft sq), comfy, private adobe casita w viga ceiling, 3 skylights. Kitchenette and full bath. Queen-size bed, Rugs on brick floors. Shared large courtyard with wrought iron table, fruit trees. 2 bicycles! Parking! Wifi/Cable TV.
For the single traveler, or intimate couple, this is a small historical adobe apartment across the courtyard from my other Canyon Rd listing. It has it's own kitchenette and full bath. It has 3 skylights and and 3 windows.
Queen size bed. High thread count sheet set, down comforter, plenty of soft pillows. Cozy bed!
It comes complete with 2 great Trek bicycles. Cruise around the prettiest neighborhood in style. There's a standing type bike pump and one has a basket in front. Bike cable-lock code is 2468. The bicycles are shared between the guests in Besos, across the courtyard, however. Occasionally they are in for service. Guests must sign a waiver prior to riding.
Free high speed internet! One dedicated off-street parking spot!
Cable TV on 26" Vizio flatscreen!
Directly across the street from beautiful Monsignor Patrick Smith Park, tall trees and songbirds surround this historical area. It's a one minute walk to the gallery and restaurants that Canyon Road is famous for. Go to the Teahouse Restaurant for breakfast or lunch, dance it up at El Farol, the oldest bar in Santa Fe, or enjoy fine dining at Geronimo's, and walk home!
What's within walking distance:
100+ Art Galleries, of course.
The Teahouse (8-7, all week)
One block west on Canyon Rd. Great place for breakfast and for lunch. Enjoy your meal or tea on their pebble stone patio in the sunshine. The baked goods are usually very good. I also recommend the salads, one is a healthy meal in itself. The coffee drinks are a little better than average. Casual atmosphere, great magazine selection for design and fashion. They have the NY Times.
El Farol (website hidden)
Less than two blocks west on Canyon Rd. .
Check out their entertainment line-up, everything from salsa night, to blues bands, to trivia night (Monday). They have a tapas (small spanish plates) menu, as well as a dinner menu. A place to (email hidden) and get to know some people, visitors and residents alike
A little further down Canyon, well into the gallery area, is a fine dining restaurant. Don't be intimidated, go inside and check out the inner bar room. The friendly bartender will make you feel at home. There is a great bar menu. For a more formal evening, the restaurant has excellent service and top-notch food and wine. The building is from the 1700's. Recommended.
This is further by about two more blocks. I only dined here once and feel that Geronimo's is the better choice for the price range.
On Canyon rd, Nearly to Paseo de Peralta--about one mile from the Casita.
Friendly, small, coffee and pastries, crepes? …
Corner of Garcia St and Acequia Madre. Nice coffee shop with loads of magazines to peruse. Patio out back and in the front. The espresso drinks are decent. Lots of local people. It's a very nice walk: Go directly behind the casita onto Acequia Madre, and walk west. One of the most charming walks in Santa Fe! Keep going about one mile, passing an elementary school, until you see Garcia St. The coffeeshop is on the corner in a strip with a nice book store, photography gallery (Photo-eye). Pick up the local paper out front.
Kakawa Chocolate House.
Going past Downtown Subscription, cross Paseo de Peralta, to this darling chocolate house with hand crafted chocolate creations.
The easiest trail is right across the street! Just go through Patrick Smith Park and the other side is Santa Fe River, which runs along East Alameda St. It follows the river (a creek-size river), more or less, all the way across town, to West Alameda St. and the Plaza area, and beyond. Recommended for a partial walk, shop, eat, day.
Dale Ball Trails
Drive to this trailhead area by going East on Canyon, turn RT , then quickly left at the Stop sign. Now you are on Upper Canyon Rd. Follow this road about one mile and you will see a small parking area on the left.
Ten Thousand Waves
Only a 6 minute drive (toward the ski area/Hyde Park/Sangre de Cristo's) and so special. Soak and sauna in Japanese traditional style. Then eat at Izanami, a Japanese Pub-style restaurant. Incredibly good.
Access to an inner courtyard with two fruit trees, wrought iron table, chairs, hammock, bicycles. Outer courtyard of of driveway with resin table and chairs., view of Monsignor Patrick Smith Park.
Interaction with Guests
If I am here, I like to say hello and see if it's all to your liking and if there's anything you need. If I'm away, this can be done by text, phone or email. Please understand that this is not an inn, but a place to stay. The unit is supplied with what you need for a few days. If you need more, it is something you will have to purchase.
The neighborhood is a visual feast. Bring your camera. It's slow-paced and full of pueblo architecture. The acequia is especially nice to view in summer and fall.
There is a bus stop only a block away. The plaza is a little over one mile down Canyon rd and then along Alameda st. A car is preferred in the winter months especially.
No smoking, in house and in main courtyard. Smoking is permitted at the white table outside and to left above the driveway. Quiet time after 10 p.m. No parties or gatherings. Parking on FAR LEFT SIDE of driveway ONLY. Check in time is 4 pm, check out is at 11 am. I can occasionally accept requests for different times.
We were in town for a weekend wedding and Lisa's place was perfect. The location is in a great neighborhood and a leisurely walk to the Plaza. The apartment itself is super cute, but pretty cozy. The outside courtyard is great. Lisa was very friendly and check-in/check-out were very easy. This is a great studio at a great price and we'd definitely stay here again.
The unit was small but quaint and very quiet and comfortable. The location is great.
We loved our stay in Lisa's Canyon road studio. All of the essentials were provided for, the room was cozy and the courtyard was a wonderful space. There was even a small plum tree with ripe plums.
Some people may find the living quarters small, but in a town like Santa Fe with so much to do and see, and such pleasant weather, it's not a really a problem.
If you are any kind of an art lover this is the neighborhood to be in. Lots of great galleries within walking distance and some good restaurants, and an excellent tea house. The surrounding neighborhood made us really appreciate Santa Fe. At night, it was very quiet and peaceful.
Lisa was there to greet me when I arrived, and made certain I had everything I needed. The place was small and intimate, as described, but perfect for my needs during my brief stay. The location was ideal--a short 2.5 minute walk down Canyon Road to the Teahouse, a few step further to El Farol, with opportunities to wander in to every gallery that caught my fancy. It was a pleasant walk to the Plaza, as well.
Depending on your plans, it is quite workable without renting a car. I took a shuttle to the Santa Fe Opera house, which I picked up at the Inn on the Alameda--a feasible walk during the day, but not in opera attire. I scheduled a taxi to pick me up at the casita and take me to the Inn to catch the shuttle (a 5-minute taxi ride).
Lisa allowed me to peek in at her spacious casita across the courtyard, which was beautifully appointed for a longer stay, and offered expanded living quarters ideal for a couple or someone traveling with a small child. The kitchen was full-sized and appeared to offer every convenience.
After I checked out the final morning, Lisa found a place for me to leave my luggage so that I could enjoy the boutiques and galleries on Canyon Road for a couple more hours before taking the shuttle back to Albuquerque. As she had an appointment across town, she even dropped me off at the Inn on the Alameda (where I caught the shuttle), which saved me a taxi ride and allowed us a nice visit at the culmination of my stay.
The location could not have been better, and I was very pleased with my choice. There were even enough hangers in the wardrobe to accommodate my clothing! Lisa was kind and accommodating, the bed was wonderful, and the courtyard peaceful. Regret not having had the time to enjoy the bicycles!
Staying here is a GREAT choice. Perfect location, great price, safe, cute- 5 stars, would definitely stay again!!
We arrived early and had a chance to meet Lisa's friend, Norma, who gave us great recommendations for what to do around town. Although we came before our check-in time, Lisa let us take the bikes and ride around town- so much fun!
We LOVED the space. Perfect size for a couple. Very cute & cozy, beautiful natural lighting, across the street from a park. There was fresh water in the little fridge, fresh towels, and shampoo, conditioner, and body wash available for our use. Even though there is no air conditioning, we were perfectly cool in the evenings with the fan on and windows open (one night we slept with the door open and that was so fun as well!).
The neighborhood is really safe, pretty, and everyone is very kind. The location of this little place is PERFECT on canyon road and within walking distance to so much.
Great place: quiet, comfortable, clean, really well situated, and very reasonably priced: thank you for making it all so easy for us!
Lisa was very accommodating (letting us drop our bags earlier than the check in time) and easy to communicate with: thanks!
We enjoyed the small, quiet setting..perfect for a weekend get away for two! We enjoyed our morning walks. It was so nice to have galleries and restaurants just a short walk away!
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About the Host, Lisa
Friendly and helpful, I will do my best to be sure you are comfortable during your stay at Pu'ulena House on the Big Island of Hawaii, or at Canyon Road in Santa Fe. I split my time between them, and Mexico. I use airbnb often when i travel and can relate to the needs of a traveler. While in Hawaii I enjoy swimming in tide pools and in the open ocean. Painting and drawing the human figure is another passion. I designed, built and decorated Pu'ulena House.